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12 Faucet Caps + 3 Cleaning Brushes – $9.99

Brewer Beer Faucet Cleaning Brush (3 pcs) Beer Tap Cover Draft Faucet Keg Caps Rubber Sanitary Cover (12 Pcs)

Brewer Beer Faucet Cleaning Brush (3 pcs) Beer Tap Cover Draft Faucet Keg Caps Rubber Sanitary Cover (12 Pcs)

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  • Keep your faucets clean using these brushes to remove tough stuck on grime in your beer faucet
  • Sturdy metal handle with protective cover over tip to prevent scratching during cleaning.
  • 8″ overall length. Bristles are 4″ long and 9/16″ wide with a 4″ long handle..3 pcs included in this kit.
  • After a thorough cleaning use the sanitary caps to keep the faucets clean.
  • Protects against insects and bacteria that can get into your spout. Simple effective part of draft faucet hygiene.

 

3/26/19 7 PM Central: This combo is selling for just $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Brewer Beer Faucet Cleaning Brush (3 pcs) Beer Tap Cover Draft Faucet Keg Caps Rubber Sanitary Cover (12 Pcs)


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Trick Your System Out with Intertap Faucets – Save 13% + Hands on Review

Intertap forward sealing faucets have a unique modular, threaded spout design which can fit a variety of different attachments including a growler filler, stout spout and ball lock post.

There are four different faucets available: Chrome plated, stainless steel, stainless steel with flow control, and gold plated stainless steel with flow control along with a variety of accessories, replacement parts and add ons.

Intertaps are awesome!  Check out my Hands on Review of these great faucets.

Works With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is taking 13% off sitewide, with some exclusions when you place a qualifying $49 order.  This sale DOES stack with many items that are already on sale.  No coupon code is necessary discount will be reflected at checkout.  Check AHS for current availability.   13% Off at Austin Homebrew Supply!

Intertap Faucets and Accessories at AHS

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Inline Check Valve – $1.57 + Free Shipping

SODIAL(R) 3/8 inch 10mm Inline Check Valve Fuel Gas Liquid Air One Way

SODIAL(R) 3/8 inch 10mm Inline Check Valve Fuel Gas Liquid Air One Way

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3/25/19 1 PM Central: As of this posting, this is selling for $1.57. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

SODIAL(R) 3/8 inch 10mm Inline Check Valve Fuel Gas Liquid Air One Way


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Proper Pour FDA Approved Vinyl Tubing 3/16″ ID x 50′ – $17.99 + free prime ship

Proper Pour 10 Foot Clear 3/16" ID 7/16" OD FDA Approved Vinyl Tube Multi-Purpose- Beer Line, Wine Making, Aquaponics, Air Hose, Etc.

Proper Pour 50 Foot Clear 3/16″ ID 7/16″ OD FDA Approved Vinyl Tube Multi-Purpose

B)A Free, made from FDA approved materials suitable for beverage applications.  Durable and kink proof.  for low pressure applications.

Size: 3/16″ Inside Diameter 7/16″ Outside Diameter

  • Working Pressure: 30 PSI
  • Burst Pressure: 90 PSI
  • Working Temperature: 23°F – 176°F
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  • MULTI-PURPOSE. Proper Pour PVC tubes are ideal for general use such as beer brewing, kegerator, wine making, milk and food handling and processing, air hose for fish tanks and aquarium, aquaponics, hydroponic, ponds, indoor water garden, drip irrigation, drain, water line, pumps, vacuum, siphon, filters, air conditioning, humidifiers, other home uses, props, plumbing, refrigeration, dental, industrial, medical, surgical, laboratory applications for transferring liquid and gas.
  • BPA FREE AND NON-TOXIC. Proper Pour polyvinyl tubings are FDA-approved, safe to use and well suited for beverage and brewing, in the kitchen, some solid materials, as well as handling and dispensing foods. Can be used with most commercial barbed fittings and connectors. Make sure to always wash before use!
  • DURABLE AND KINK PROOF. Made of high quality material with smooth interior and exterior that prevents sediment accumulation and allows easy flow and flushing. Its walls are thick enough to prevent kinks but are lightweight and flexible and can withstand rough handling and multiple usage while maintaining dimensional stability. Our plastic tubes are easy to use, shape, and bend and can be easily cut by any cutting tool. Generally resistant to most alkali, alcohol, and mild acids and chemicals.
  • FOR LOW PRESSURE APPLICATIONS. These round PVC flex tube products are suitable for use with low pressure air, liquid, chemical and gases, and low temperature usage.
  • ECONOMICAL. Because of its versatility and the ability to be used in a wide range of applications, it is a great value for your money. For your industrial, chemical, and agricultural supplies. Also available in 25 feet and 10 feet.

 

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3/23/19 1:30 PM Central: As of this posting, this is selling for $17.99.  For some pricing clarity, that’s just $3 more than the current price of the 25′ option.  Twice the tubing for $3 more.Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

50 Feet – 3/16″ ID 7/16″ OD Clear Vinyl Tubing FDA Approved Food Grade Multipurpose Tube for Beer Line, Kegerator, Wine Making, Aquaponics, Air Hose by Proper Pour


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SIX way CO2 Manifold – $46.62, just $7.77 per trunk

Gas Manifold - 1/4 in. (Aluminum)

Gas Manifold – 1/4 in. (Aluminum) via CRAFT’R


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Manifolds are a great way to have one CO2 tank supply multiple kegs. This manifold is made from aluminum, brass, and stainless. It also works up to 100 psi and includes 1/4 in ball valves with built in check valves. Another ball valve can be added to the end of the manifold for an additional gas line.


What I like about this…

  • Check Valves.  The check valve ensures that liquid doesn’t backflow from one line to another.  It’s not common for beer to backfeed up a line, but it is certainly possible.
  • Barb Fittings.  Each of the six runs  feature 1/4″ barb fittings.  Personally, I prefer barb fittings on CO2 lines as they don’t loosen over time.  Even a small leak could mean an emptied CO2 tank.
  • Aluminium Body.  This manifold features an aluminum body.
  • Price!  My general rule of thumb for what constitutes a good deal on a CO2 manifold is anything less than $10 per trunk.  This one is selling for  just $7.77 trunk AND shipping is free.

As of this posting, CRAFT’R has this marked down to just $46.62.  Shipping is also free to addresses in the lower 48 states with a $49 order.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Gas Manifold – 1/4 in. (Aluminum)

Other sizes are also available – The four way is on sale for $26.35, that figures to just $6.59 per trunk.  The cheapest per trunk cost is actually the 5 way.  At $32.57 that figures to just $6.51 per trunk!

Do some comparison shopping – search “6 way co2 manifold” on Amazon

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Brand New 20 lb CO2 Tank – $119.99, Save $20 + Free Shipping & MoreDeals from MoreBeer

CO2 Tank - 20 lb Aluminum D1058

CO2 Tank – 20 lb Aluminum via MoreBeer


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

This brand new, 20 lb aluminum CO2 tank ships free in the 48 contigous states, and because it is made of aluminum rather than steel you can feel confident that it will never rust. It’s called a 20 lb tank because it holds 20 lb of compressed (liquified) CO2.

All new CO2 tanks are shipped empty and will require either filling or exchanging for a full tank. Most local homebrew shops will stock gas to exchange, and many local welding supply companies can fill tanks on site.

CO2 tanks should always be stored in an upright position.

Dimensions: 27.25″ Tall x 8″ wide.


As if this posting, MoreBeer has this marked down $20 to $119.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

CO2 Tank – 20 lb Aluminum D1058

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Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

After years of faithful service in it’s current configuration, my beloved kegerator was in need of some upgrades and enhancements.

About my kegerator

  • My kegerator based on a 7-ish cubic foot Kenmore chest freezer.
  • I’ve installed a 10″ collar that hosts four faucets.  I’ve also used the collar as a mounting point for my four way CO2 manifold.
  • I have a dual pressure CO2 regulator.  One regulator body maintains what I call a house pressure, 10 PSI.  That body feeds the manifold and the manifold, in turn, feeds each keg.  The second regulator body is for tasks like flushing kegs, force carbonating more quickly or for a keg that I want to serve at a different carbonation level.
  • The gas side of my setup is QD based.  I can swap out or remove lines without turning off the CO2 tank.  The valved disconnects automatically shut off CO2 flow when disconnected.
  • I use a recirculating fan to keep a more uniform temperature.  See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan
  • I use an Eva-Dry E-500 to fix condensation – See: Damp Kegerator? Fix Kegerator Condensation

About the Upgrades

Installing the Upgrades

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Eva Dry E-333 Dehumidifier [Kegerator Condensation] – $14.97 + free prime ship

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Eva Dry-E333 Dehumidifier.  The Eva Dry E-333 contains a desiccant material that absorbs moisture.  As this material absorbs moisture it also changes color.  Dark blue means it’s dry and pink means it’s becoming saturated.  The great thing about the Eva-Dry is that the desiccant material is reusable.  The unit contains a built in heater that drives off built up moisture.  When it becomes saturated, plug it in overnight and it’s ready to go again the next day.

I use the larger E-500 in my kegerator.  Check out my extensive Hands on Review of the E-500 including condensation trials.

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3/22/19 10 AM Central: This is selling for $14.97.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Eva-dry E-333 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier


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Waterproof Thermometer [Monitoring Kegerator & Fermentation Temps] – $4.99 + Free Shipping

TOOGOO Digital LCD Fish Aquarium Marine Vivarium Thermometer -50¡ãC to 70 ¡ãC

Digital LCD thermometer intended for monitoring aquariums.  You could use this for monitoring kegerator and fermentation chamber temps.  Reads in F and C and the temp probe is waterproof.

Note that this probe on this is not food safe.  You can monitor your kegerator or fermentation area, not the beer or mash itself.  If you’re looking for something food safe consider the Taylor 9940.

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3/22/19 10 AM Central: This is selling for $4.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

TOOGOO Digital LCD Fish Aquarium Marine Vivarium Thermometer


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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Kegerator Foam Problems? – Fight the First Foamy Pint

Beer Tower CoolerPictured: Beer Tower Cooler via Amazon

Does your kegerator spew foam for the first couple of glasses of beer?  And then shape up and start behaving?

If so, what’s likely going on is related to line temperature.  The beer that’s sitting in your beer lines is warming up.  Warmer beer does not hold CO2 as readily.  Your warm-ish beer hits teh faucet and whammo… you get foam for the first couple pours.  The problem clears up because your lines, shanks and faucets cool down after you’ve run enough beer through the lines.  I’ve seen people discard half a pitcher of foamy beer before things clear up.  Lost beer isn’t good.

The solution usually revolves around getting and keeping your lines chilled as much as possible.

Start With a Good Foundation

First, start with a balanced system.  This gets your setup tuned-in and healthy.  If your system is not balanced you have problems that are beyond line temperature.  See: Balancing Your Draft System

After your system is balanced, everything else revolves around trying to keep your lines and taps as cold as possible.

Fixing A Foaming Kegerator Gear and Techniques for Reducing Foam

  • Use a recirculating fan to stamp out warm spots.  I have a freezer based kegerator/keezer and this has resolved the first foamy pint issue for my kegerator.  See: Kegerator Beer Line Temperatures & Reducing Foam with a Recirculating Fan
  • If your kegerator has a draft tower, consider getting a tower cooler.  These are fan setups that are designed to blow cold are into your tower.  Cooling the tubing and tower down.  See: Beer Tower Cooler via Amazon
  • Neoprene Wraps are available that further insulate your tower.  These should help reduce foam and help save on energy.  See: Kegerator Tower Cooler for Beer Tower – via Amazon.  Make sure to pick the right size for your kegerator tower.
  • Use longer shanks.  A longer shank means… a colder faucet.  A colder faucet means less foam.  Credit for this tip goes to Tom Schmidlin.
  • For longer runs that go outside your kegerator, considering a recirculating coolant line.  This line would run alongside your beer lines circulating cold liquid.  Commercial establishments use recirculating glycol lines for this purpose.  Those are generally very expensive.  You could build a similar budget setup by recirculating water using a utility pump.  You’ll also want to insulate those lines.  Also: Propylene Glycol – Food Grade USP – 1 Gallon – via Amazon
  • Brass Draft Beer Shank Cold Block – These thread on to your standard shank to let you run glycol or water lines through them.  Cold shanks and faucets mean less foam.
  • Intertap Flow Control Faucets – these variable resistance faucets help you dial in resistance to reduce foam.

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